Kids listings for July 18

SUNDAY, JULY 20

BRISTOL

SUMMERTIME TIE DYE. 2 p.m. Carousel animals are known for their vibrant and eye-catching colors. Make your own colorful clothing. T-shirts and dye provided. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $6 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 14. Children under 1, free. (860) 585-5411, info@TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

JULY 21, 22

BRISTOL

MAGIC JIM PRESENTS ‘FIZZ, BOOM, READ’ MAGIC SHOW. Monday at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Bristol Public Library Children’s Department, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

BRISTOL

CASEY CARL OF BUBBLEMANIA. 6:30 p.m. Make big bubbles and put someone in the bubble. Bristol Public Library Children’s Department, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com

 

OTHER

STORYTELLER ANN SHAPIRO. 10 to 11:15 a.m. For children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 24

BRISTOL

ROCKY ROCK CAT. 10 a.m. Stories, autographs, fun. Bristol Public Library Children’s Department, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

BRISTOL

TRASH ART FOR TEENS. 2 p.m. Includes documentary about creating art from trash and a DIY craft made from old CDs. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration required. Bristollib.com, (860) 584-7790.

 

JULY 31, AUG. 1

BRISTOL

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER. Friday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., children encouraged to drop-off their favorite stuffed animal to sleepover any time. Saturday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m., children to come for breakfast and find where their stuffed animal is hiding. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. www.BristolLib.com. (860) 584-7790.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 4

BRISTOL

MULTI-CULTURAL POTLUCK LUNCH FOR TEENS. 1 p.m. Bring food that represents your ethnicity. Lunch will be followed by make-your-own sundaes. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration required. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.

 

 AUG. 4-8

BRISTOL

CHALLENGE QUEST. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For ages 9 to 18. Fun and respectful atmosphere to challenge yourself to reach your potential. High school students, who successfully complete the week-long program, may participate in a four-day, three night camping excursion, Aug. 9 to Aug. 12. PineLake Challenge Course, Bristol. Applications at Bristol Youth Services or download copy at the city of Bristol’s website. Mail completed applications to Bristol Youth Services, attn: Cindy M. Oliveras-Cyr, 51 High St., Bristol. (860) 314-4689.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6

BRISTOL

VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT FOR TEENS. 2 p.m. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration requested. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 8

BRISTOL

PUPPET SHOW, ‘JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.’ Presented by Nappy’s Puppets. 11:30 a.m. Register. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.

 

NOW thru AUG. 19

BRISTOL

FAMILY READING ADVENTURE PROGRAM. 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Group helps families meet other parents and children in preschool or about to enter kindergarten. Six week parent/child literacy group will help you bond with your child as you explore six children’s books together. Includes story time, craft activities, and creative ideas to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Free for low-income Hartford County residents. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St. in Bristol. For all others, fee is $30 per child. Sliding scale fee structure is available. Pre-register. Space is limited. (860) 585-3895. cgaray@bristolhospital.org

 

NOW thru AUG. 5

BRISTOL

DROP-IN STORYTIME. 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No registration necessary. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.

 

NOW thru AUG. 14

BRISTOL

NUTMEG LUNCH BRUNCH. Thursdays at 1 p.m. For children in grades 4 to 6. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.